A New View

Our annual A New View contest returned for its fifth year on February 23rd! A chance to win $10,000 in our new, locally-made VPI Quality Windows is now up for grabs to any homeowner who meets the qualifications listed on our website vpihomesolutions.com

We absolutely love having the opportunity to meet with so many homeowners who see the value in a locally-made, quality product that improves their home’s value. Check us out today and discover the difference our windows could make in your home! nuview_front_logo[1]

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Snowshoe fun

It seems like half the people I know have taken up snowshoeing, and although I’ve never tried it, I do know there are some great places around Spokane to enjoy the activity.

Mt. Spokane is a favorite of many, due to the miles of trails and easy access. This beautiful area boasts trails that range from beginner (an old service road) to the more challenging trails up to the summit. The snow-crystal enclosed branches of trees along the paths, make a breathtaking background for the occasional selfie, as evidenced by some friends recent Facebook posts.

Liberty Lake Regional Park is another close-to-Spokane option for a snowshoe adventure. As you make the slow trek up, the trees part to open up beautiful views of the lake.

Add in Dishman Hills and Riverside State Park, and you have a season’s worth of weekend snowshoe options, all in our own backyard.

Hmmm, seems like it’s time to find some snowshoes and see what the hype is all about…

 

And the winner is…

Ron and Michele Criscione! Congratulations to the Crisciones, who won our annual Christmas in November contest, and will soon be enjoying their beautiful home filled with new VPI Quality Windows.

Stay safe on those icy roads, and if you’re looking for something fun to do, check out Visit Spokane for some ideas! http://www.visitspokane.com/things-to-do/winter-spokane/

We at VPI Home Solutions are proud to provide our community with a true local quality product, and we want to wish you all the warmest holiday season!

Stay tuned!

imageThank you so much to the communities of Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Tri-Cities! We had an incredible turnout for our “Christmas in November” sweepstakes, where you get the chance to win up to $15,000 in our locally made windows and ProVia entry doors! Every year we are increasingly thankful for those of you that think of us. It is YOU that makes the magic happen (so consider only shopping small businesses this holiday season.) In regards to our huge giveaway, we will be drawing our big winner soon…so stay tuned! Again, thank you for your continuing support and we hope you continue to have wonderful holidays!

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A day in history

downloadYou all know what today is, it’s National Cappuccino Day! Split my sides…in an all joking manner it is actually in fact, election day. The day we’ve all been waiting for as we’ve endured the months of relentless campaigning. Today we get to show the world who are we are as a country, USA PRIDE! Aside from recent events, looking back on USA election facts is actually quite a read! Below are a few interesting facts (and some silly ones) about the history of our country’s elections:

  1. Barack Obama is our nation’s 44th president but in reality there have only been 43 presidents. Grover Cleveland is counted twice, as our 22nd and 24th president, because he was elected for two nonconsecutive terms.
  2. John Kennedy is the youngest elected U.S. President at 43.
  3. Ronald Reagan is the oldest elected U.S. President at 73. (second term)
  4. The tallest U.S. President was Abraham Lincoln at 6’4″.
  5. The shortest U.S. President was James Madison at 5’4″.
  6. Here’s the saddest of them all, eight presidents have died in office:
    • William Henry Harrison (pneumonia)
    • Zachary Taylor (gastroenteritis)
    • Abraham Lincoln (assassin)
    • James Garfield (assassin)
    • William McKinley (assassin)
    • Warren Harding (heart attack)
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt (cerebral hemorrhage)
    • John F. Kennedy (assassin)
  7. The U.S. Marine band has played at every presidential inauguration since 1801.
  8. President Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe but took his stepfather’s last name when his mother remarried. He formally changed his name to William Jefferson Clinton when he was 15. His wife, Hillary, is currently running to be the first female president in the history of our nation!
  9. Actress Roseanne Barr once attempted to run for president and got as far as filing with the Federal Election Commission under the “Green Tea Party Ticket.”
  10. In 1845, Congress decided that voting day would be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, which was after the fall harvest and before winter conditions made travel too difficult.
  11. Democrats use a donkey as their mascot thanks to Andrew Jackson. When his critics called him a “jackass” because of his populist views, he embraced the image, even using it alongside his slogan, “Let the people rule.”

How you vote today is noone else’s business…but please do VOTE! Get out there and let your voice be heard. Vote vote VOTE!

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Facts obtained from: http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/presidential-election-facts

http://www.factretriever.com/us-presidential-elections-facts

We are thankful for…

nwh_logoWe are thankful for our wonderful community! Halloween is past, we hope you all had a splendid time eating too much sugar and trick or treating with family and friends. Moving on to November, it’s time for another fabulous month with November’s 30 days to be THANKFUL! Take a moment to reflect on everything wonderful in your life. Today we are thankful for those who give so much in our community, and truly make a difference. We want to shine the spotlight on an amazing organization, Northwest Harvest!

Northwest Harvest is Washington’s statewide hunger relief organization. Their mission is to make nutritious food available with dignity and respect to promote good health. They are working to END HUNGER! Did you know that 1 in 5 children in our state struggle with hunger? Imagine not being able to feed your family, and that is the reality for some in our community. Northwest Harvest can feed a family of three a nutritious meal for only 69 cents! That’s amazing! Let’s all fight hunger, and bring holiday season joy to those around us. For the month of November, VPIHS is proud to sponsor such a wonderful organization! Join us and volunteer or donate at: northwestharvest.org.

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A spooky good time!

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Take it or leave it, this upcoming weekend is going to be celebrated by many and we sure look forward to it! Halloween is here for all of you goblins and ghouls, so grab your cauldrons and broomsticks because we look forward to seeing the plethora of costumes! While we enjoy the festivities of traditional costume contests and stuffing yourself with sugar, looking back to Halloween’s eery beginnings of how it came to be is quite interesting. Here are my top 10 favorite facts about this beloved and spooky holiday:

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  1. The first Jack’O Lanterns were actually made of turnips! How many of you have carved something other than a pumpkin for Halloween? (Share your picture in the comments below!)
  2. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. Not surprising, there is so much that goes into costumes…and all that candy!!!
  3. Samhainophobia: the fear of Halloween.images-1
  4. Trick or Treating came from a celtic tradition of putting out treats during the festival “Samhain” to placate spirits that wandered the streets.
  5. Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  6. During the earliest Halloween celebrations, you wore animal heads and skins…EEK!
  7. 50% of kids prefer receiving just Chocolate for their treats…I’m with you kids!
  8. The largest pumpkin ever weighed was by Norm Craven and it was a whopping 836 lbs! That’s a lot of pies!
  9. Halloween is short for Hallows Evening, the latter sounding even more spooky!
  10. Halloween is actually one of the oldest celebrations in the world, though our version of the holiday, Trick or Treating, didn’t come to North America until 1927.

Remember to be extra safe this weekend, and always travel in groups. Have a great time everyone, and Happy Halloween!

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